The Lions already have a taste of victory after collecting a 28-14 preseason win Aug. 8 at home against Praise Academy in the 8-man football they play.
Last week the Lions opened the regular season with a 52-40 loss at Grace Baptist Christian Academy near Power Springs in Cobb County in a game where they trailed 20-0.
“The big positive was the boys never quit with everything they had going against them,” said McClelland, whose team experienced bus trouble and had to be transported to the game late via cars.
Thereafter team was rushed through warmups as it waited for the bus to arrive with its equipment. FCA won the coin toss and elected to defer as it watched Grace Academy return the opening kickoff for a touchdown on the way to building a 20-0 lead.
Quarterback Brandon Ray and Robert Jackson scored a pair of touchdowns each to lead FCA’s comeback as the Lions outplayed Grace Academy 40-32 the rest of the way.
McClelland, who said he knows nothing of Dawson Street, just want to see his team improve for now. Specifically he said he wants to see the O’ linemen hold their blocks longer and the defense execute more forward tackling.